Taylor Dee crashed into a barrier after missing an accident on State Highway 183 in Euless, Texas, according to The Western Journal.
The SUV rolled and hit a sign.
Dee wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Dee was ejected from the vehicle.
She did not survive.
“Taylor Dee was the real deal — a true talent with a heart and passion not only for her music but for people,” Linda Wilson said.
“In every performance, her talent was evident, but more importantly she allowed her fans to know her heart. She will be missed tremendously.”
“Needless to say we were close. We genuinely loved each other, and we hoped that love spilled into the music.
“Truly the music world has no idea what kind of loss they have suffered.”
“Taylor was always trying to find the positive,” said Gary McGrath, one of Dee’s producers. “She was so proud of pushing herself past what she thought she could do and surprised herself at what she found she could do. She was always humbled by anyone who wanted to help her.”
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The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office is running a toxicology screen to determine whether Dee was under the influence of alcohol, KTVT reported.
Dee, who was born Taylor Dawn Carroll, first started getting noticed in June 2019 when “The Buzz,” her first single, was released.
According to KULR-TV, her voice was often compared to Janis Joplin’s. She was regarded as a country music up-and-comer, and those who knew her say she was taken far too soon.
Songwriter Chad Roland, a longtime friend of Dee’s, said, “I first met Taylor in October 2018 but it felt as if we knew each other many lifetimes. Since then we have played music, laughed, shared stories and a few secrets, wrote, cried, toured, prayed and fought.
Dee leaves behind son Vayden and daughter River. A GoFundMe set up to pay for funeral costs had raised more than $13,000 by Tuesday afternoon.